Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Suchots 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB0424-15
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Arnoux-Lachaux

This vineyard is less than half a hectare in an exceptional spot, circled by Romanée-Saint-Vivant and the Richebourg to the south, and by the Echézeaux to the north. The average age of the vines on this vineyard is between 60 and 70 years old.

The wine is fermented 100% whole-cluster.

 

(93-95) points
"(100% vendange entier): Bright red with ruby highlights. Restrained but very pure aromas of cherry, black raspberry, exotic spices and bitter chocolate. Densely packed and seamless, communicating an impression of serious depth and menthol reserve. Showing little of the early exotic appeal and almost chocolatey sweetness that has characterized this cuvée for so many years, but this classically dry Suchots finishes with compelling subtle persistence, its pungent red berry flavors accented by a minty note. Serious but nicely buffered tannins will require bottle aging, but this wine offers stunning potential."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, January 2017
92-95 points
"A deft but not invisible application of wood sets off the super-spicy aromas of black cherry, cassis, plum and violet scents. The succulent, round and velvet-textured medium weight flavors that retain plenty of punch and mid-palate density and are all wrapped in a seductive, balanced and gorgeously long finish where, like several wines in the range, a hint of bitter cherry can be detected. The 2015 is yet another in a long line of great examples of the Arnoux Suchots."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2017